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Carmen Lundy

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"Musicians as diversely gifted as Carmen Lundy, who has excelled as a vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist for more than three decades, remain far and few between." - Jazz Times

Grammy® Nominated Jazz singer, composer and arranger Carmen Lundy hails from Miami, Florida and received her B.M. degree from the University of Miami.  In 1978, Lundy moved to NYC and in 1985, she released her first solo album entitled Good Morning Kiss, which topped the Billboard chart for 23 weeks.

Currently on the Afrasia Productions label, Carmen is a 2021 Grammy® Nominated artist for her 15th and newest album Modern Ancestors, for Best Jazz Vocal Album.  Her previous release, 2017’s Code Noir, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and received both critical and popular acclaim. Carmen’s other releases and discography consist of “Good Morning Kiss” (CLR/Afrasia Productions), “Moment To Moment” (Arabesque/Afrasia Productions), “Night And Day” (CBS/SONY and re-issued by Afrasia in 2011), “Old Devil Moon” (JVC), “Self Portrait” (JVC), “Something To Believe In” and “This Is Carmen Lundy” (both for Justin Time), “Jazz and The New Songbook – Live at The Madrid” (2-disc set and DVD, Afrasia Productions), “Come Home”, “Solamente”, “Changes”, “Soul To Soul” and “Code Noir” (Afrasia Productions). All have topped the Best Albums and Top Ten Albums lists on JazzWeek, Downbeat, and JazzTimes.

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Back Home in Kansas City

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: 1. "Back Home in Kansas City" 2. "Red Bank Heist" 3. "Our Love Remains" 4. "Bon Voyage" 5. "The Star is in the East" 6. "Mind Wine" 7. "Celestial" 8. "Dear Lord" 9. "Side Steps" 10. "I'm Glad There is You" 11. "Blues for Alto"

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More

Read "New Releases From Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro With Ron Aprea Big Band, Cory Weeds, Emmet Cohen, Janet Evra, Vocalist Birthday Celebrations & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Stacey Kent, Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Big Band, Emmet Cohen feat. Houston Person, Cory Weeds, Janet Evra and Defne Sahin, with birthday shoutouts to blues women Sippie Wallace, Ethel Waters, vocalists Carmen Lundy, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Julia Lee, Lauren Henderson and Jane Monheit, among others. Thanks for ...

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Article: Live Review

Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter at Boulder Theater

Read "Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter at Boulder Theater" reviewed by Steven Roby


Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter Boulder Theater Boulder, CO October 8, 2023 Supporting their latest collaboration album, SuperBlue: The Iridescent Spree (Edition Records, 2023), jazz icon Kurt Elling and guitar maestro Charlie Hunter offered a high-energy performance on October 8th at the Boulder Theater. The incredible duo's band featured Julius Rodriguez ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Dino Betti van der Noot: They Cannot Know

Read "Dino Betti van der Noot: They Cannot Know" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The last Soul Note album of Dino betti van der Noot (rhymes with note), Here Comes Springtime (SN1149), contained six of his compositions, two of which, the title track and “October's Dream," had seasonal connotations. This time he gives us “Midwinter Sunshine" and “A Midwinter Night's Dream" in a seasonal shift. Whatever the climate of Betti ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More

Read "Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast continues to celebrate 2023 with new releases from Lisa Hilton, Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu, birthday shoutouts to Jazz Capricorns Anat Cohen and Myra Melford, plus Part 2 of some favorite releases of 2022. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic ...

Album

Fade To Black

Label: Afrasia Productions
Released: 2022
Track listing: Shine A Light, So Amazing, Daughter Of The Universe, Ain't I Human, Lonesome Blue Butterfly, Spell Of Romance, Say Her Name, Transition (To A Promised Land), Privacy, Reverence, Rest In Peace.

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Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

Read "2022: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...

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Article: Year in Review

La-Faithia White's Best Albums Of 2022

Read "La-Faithia White's  Best Albums Of 2022" reviewed by La-Faithia White


Year 2022 marked the time where we found ourselves transitioning back into the lives we once lived pre-pandemic. Finding a cure in music has always been a lifesaver. Here are the top ten albums that helped get me through twenty twenty-two. Adam Blackstone Legacy BBE Record Label

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Holiday Fare Plus A Sampling of Grammy Nominees

Read "New Releases, Holiday Fare Plus A Sampling of Grammy Nominees" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Lauren Falls, Becca Stevens, Flora Purim, Steven Feifke and Jane Monheit, with birthday shoutouts to Holly Cole, Maria Schneider and June Christy among others. A smattering of holiday fare in the second hour, but first, a focus on the latest Grammy Nominees, as it's been a better year for women. ...


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